Shetland's essential boat trip
The Mousa boat would like to announce that our 2018 season has come to an end and with great summer weather, what a season we have had. We would like to say a massive Thank-you to all our customers for coming to see the best ironage tower of it's type in existance and for listening to the rich history of both Mousa Island and Shetland, also for all the great reviews we have had. Time now for a well earned break and to get the boat ready for the 2019 season which by all accounts is promising to be even busier.
Special thanks to JA & GD Nicolsons (Coach operators) for their efficient service and our tour guides for their excellent and high quality guiding and lastly all of our temp boat crew, without them we would have had no days off.
Cheers everyone, have a great winter

The journey begins at the historic Sandsayre pier, where the old boatshed, complete with a former ‘flit’ boat, has been developed into a fascinating interpretive centre to provide an insight into the life and times of the local area. Sail over to Mousa for a fascinating and memorable trip on the island - most famously the Mousa Broch, but the island is a RSPB Nature Reserve and home to many breeding wildlife, colonies of seals and birds - there is so much to see and do on Mousa Island.

This trip operates daily (except Saturday) from April to end-September and booking is not required for the daily Mousa Island Trip. Sailings are all dependent on weather, and the season could close early because of weather conditions.

Please don’t leave your trip to the last day of your visit to Shetland though, as all sailings are weather dependant. You can check your sailing is operating two hours before departure by checking the Sailing Information Updates on this website. All sailings depart from Sandsayre pier, Sandwick unless otherwise advised.

Timetable and Fares

Daytime Sailing timetable
Operates from April to end-September
Monday, Tuesday, ThursdayDepart 11:30hrsReturn 14:30hrs
Wednesday, FridayDepart 11:30hrsReturn 14:30hrs
SundayDepart 13:30hrsReturn 16:30hrs
SaturdayNo Day Time Sailing
Daytime Sailing fares
Adult£16.00
Children (5-16 years)£7.00

Payment is made in Sandwick before departure to Mousa. Please note we are sorry but we don’t take card payments.

Other Mousa Trips

Besides the scheduled day-time crossing and Storm Petrel dusk trips, we operate short cruises during the summer months around the local waters. These trips, lasting approximately one hour give the visitor an opportunity to experience the nature and history of the area, as well as splendid views of the famous broch. A cruise may be of interest to less able visitors as well as those who simply want to enjoy a relaxing and informative excursion. For announcement of the cruises please check our Sailing Information Updates near the top of the page.